Cavs forward Kevin Love publicly addressed recent “childish” on-court behavior Tuesday.
“I let my emotions get the best of me,” Love told the local press, though he downplayed a reported shouting match with the team’s general manager.
Love, 31, acknowledged that may not be in Cleveland for very much longer as trade rumors swirl, but vowed to set a better example for his younger teammates going forward.
Per 92.3 The Fan:
“Listen, I f**ked up,” he said. I showed my actions on a national level. That was childish of me.”
The Athletic reported that Love got into a verbal altercation with general manager Koby Altman during shootaround. He downplayed the argument and was surprised that it was made public.
“I had heard about everything about 10 minutes before [the game],” Love said. “I didn’t know who it came from. It didn’t come from me. There wasn’t anything that happened at shootaround that warranted something like that. It was a 2 out of 10,” he said when describing the argument with Altman.
Love doubled down on an Instagram post from late Saturday night that expressed how much he loved his teammates.
“I don’t care if I’m here for five more months or five more weeks, I’m going to try to do my best by these guys [teammates] and by the coaching staff,” he said.